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-- -- -- And here's President Obama by himself in the eastern.
-- -- -- -- I just finished speaking -- secretary -- and senior officials the Treasury Department.
To discuss the investigation into RS personnel -- improperly screened conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.
And I look forward to taking some questions of tomorrow's press conference but today I want to make sure to get out to all of you.
Some information about what we're going about this and where we go from here.
I've reviewed the Treasury Department watchdog report and misconduct.
That -- cover.
It's inexcusable and Americans -- right to be angry about it and I am angry about.
I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the IRS.
Given the power that it has and the reach that it -- and all of our lives.
And as I said earlier it should not matter what political -- problem.
The fact of the matter is that.
The IRS has to operate.
With absolute integrity.
The government generally have to conduct its self in a way that is true to the public trust that's especially true for the IRS.
So here's what we're gonna do first.
-- to hold the responsible parties accountable.
Yesterday I directed secretary -- to follow up on the idea -- To see how this happened and who was responsible and to make sure that we understand all the facts.
Today secretary -- took the first step by requesting and accepting.
The resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS.
Because given the controversy surrounding this -- it's important to institute new leadership.
That can help restore confidence going forward.
Gonna put in place new safeguards to make sure this kind of behavior cannot happen again.
And I've directed secretary move to ensure the IRS begins implementing.
Start we will work with congress as -- performs its oversight role.
And our administration has to make sure that we are working.
Hand in hand with congress to get this thing fixed.
Congress Democrats and Republicans or to the American people treat that authority.
With the responsibility -- deserves in -- way it doesn't smack of politics or partisan agendas.
Because I think one thing that you've seen it is across the board everybody believes.
What happened in -- reportedly -- report is an outrage the good news is it's fixable.
And it's in everyone's best interest to work together to fix it.
I'll do everything in my power to make sure.
Nothing like this happens again.
By holding the responsible parties accountable my putting in place new checks and new safeguards.
Then going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be.
In a fair and impartial way and we're gonna have to make sure that the laws are clear.
So that we can.
That they are forced.
In a fair and impartial way and that there is not too much ambiguity.
Surrounding these -- So that's what I expect that's what the American people deserve and that's what we're gonna do.
Thank you room.
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